Gifty Oware-Mensah is new Women's Football Rep on GFA Executive Council
Berry Ladies boss, Gifty Oware-Mensah will represent women’s football on the next Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council after she received massive endorsement by the 20 Women’s Premier League clubs.
The politician cum football administrator secured a unanimous victory with 20 votes casted by the 20 representatives of the women's clubs during the Elective Congress held at the Global Dream Hotel in Tamale on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
She will replace Madam Habiba Atta-Forson, who is mostly referred to as doyen of women's football in Ghana, on the Executive Council for the next four-years.
The football administrator launched her campaign at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel on Thursday, August 10, where she displayed deep knowledge of women’s football in Ghana.
During her compelling campaign address, she emphasised her commitment to action, saying: "I am not here to merely speak about my capabilities; I am here to tell you stories about the clubs, about the players. I know them—these 20 or 26 clubs that I have mentioned."
Her campaign was anchored on a comprehensive six-pillar strategy, spanning Grassroots Football, Talent Identification, Marketing and Sponsorship, National Teams, League Development, and Education. These areas, she pledged, would form the foundation of her endeavours if elected to the GFA's highest decision-making body.
On talent development, she promised to help establish comprehensive talent identification programmes to identify and support promising female athletes by collaborating with schools and clubs to scout and nurture talented athletes across various sports.
🗳 | GFA ELECTIONS 2023, Tamale— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) October 5, 2023
• WOMEN’S FOOTBALL REPRESENTATIVE RESULTS
🗳 TOTAL - 20
✔️ YES - 20
❌️ NO - 0
❓️ ABSTAIN - 0
• Gifty Oware Mensah has been elected on the Executive Council.#GFAElections2023 pic.twitter.com/HgEfXd9LBR